Title: First Steps towards a European Atlas of Natural Radiation: Status of the European Indoor Radon Map
Citation: JOURNAL OF ENVIRONMENTAL RADIOACTIVITY vol. 101 no. 10 p. 786-798
Publication Year: 2010
JRC N°: JRC55378
ISSN: 0265-931X
URI: http://publications.jrc.ec.europa.eu/repository/handle/JRC55378
DOI: 10.1016/j.jenvrad.2010.03.007
Type: Articles in periodicals and books
Abstract: Within the context of its institutional scientific support to the European Commission, in 2005 the Radioactivity Environmental Monitoring (REM) group at the Institute for Environment and Sustainability (IES), DG JRC, started to explore the possibility of generating European Radon as a first step towards preparing a European Atlas of Natural Radiations. The main objective of such an atlas is to contribute to familiarize the public with its naturally radioactive nvironment. The process of preparing the atlas should also provide the scientific community with a database of information that can be used for further studies and for highlighting regions with elevated levels of natural radiation. This document presents the status of the European indoor radon map and first results and outlines forthcoming challenges.
JRC Directorate:Sustainable Resources

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